On my recent trip I used my Nuvi to help me find restaurants and lodging. I either had to stop or hit food and lodging while I was driving. Wouldn't it be great it they operated with voice recognition in addition to touch screen? I guess that is the future model that hasn't come out yet!!
Ahh, you're joking, right?
No....My cell phone has speech recognition. I can say a name and it calls it.
Well, maybe the technology is greater than than Garmin can handle at this point.
My GPS is already mind boggeling how if successfully tracks every street, turn and then announces my next move. Why not take it to the next level?
Check out the Nuvi 8xx series; or the Mag. 4250.
Yes, Garmin has taken it to the next level with the Nuvi 850/880.
WTF...? ROTFL.... OMG!!!! Nuvi 880 Rules... Kinda...
I will check it out, thanks.
Do you happen to know what the 850/880 are selling for. And, any feedback as to the ease of use for the voice recognition.
Just checked amazon.com and the 880 is $652.43 on that site with free shipping.
Here is a link to a detailed review of the new Garmin 880 with speech recognition.
The voice recognition does not work well in a noisy automobile, I always have to turn down the radio before I speak any commands. Sometime it takes a couple of sayings before the unit recognizes the command
The voice recognition takes some getting used to. Only in that you need to be patient between commands. I find that I’m giving command faster than the unit can/will be ready to receive it.
Background noise, (other people talking, radio playing when not using the FM Transmitter etc.) will cause the 880 to stall. It gives you three tries before the voice recognition function will shut off and you have to hit the remote again to turn the voice recognition function back on. It’s nice not having to poke the screen whenever I want to change or search through the different screens. I only wish it could play video. The backup camera attachment would seem to indicate that it’s possible.
I like the ease of use right out of the box. As you learn more ‘short cut commands’ it gets even better. I would recommend getting one.
I see that al lot of posters in here like to quote Amazon.com for the pricing. I prefer to use http://www.nextag.com/ for comparative shopping. I just did a search for a price on the 880 and got a return of $599.00 at http://www.wisetronics.com/product-p/grn880.htm which is a really frustrating since I bought mine in August for a little more than $800.00. However AT THAT TIME it was the BEST price out there.
I’ve used NexTag whenever I’m on the search for the best price of an item. The site offers pricing tends as well as customer reviews on the different sellers service.
In NewYork, Circuit City, Garmin I believe the 880 model was selling for approx$ 800.00 plus .
Before making an online purchase, make sure to research the seller. There are quite a few dishonest retailers out there.
As the old saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Well, I have my Nuvi880 for some time now. I have no problems with voice recognition while I use the unit with my car stereo (windows rolled up).
The only thing I do not like about this unit is the FM Transmitter, they need to peak the wattage.
I use my Nuvi880's head phone jack with an adapter that plugs into my cars tape deck. When I press the voice activation button, it lowers the stereo volume, accepts the voice command and turns the stereo volume back up.
Overall, I am very happy with the Nuvi880.
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